Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

Pipeline / photo: Graphic Stock

EPA's Latest Attack on the Clean Water Act

To fast-track construction of pipelines and other dirty energy infrastructure projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to block states and tribes from protecting their own water resources.

Recent Actions

Don't Let Polluters Ruin Central Valley Groundwater!

The Newsom Administration and CalEPA have championed environmental protections and providing safe drinking water.

Help us make polluters pay in Michigan

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

We Need To Protect the Great Lakes!

The Great Lakes are national treasures. They contain 20% of the Earth's fresh surface water and drinking water to millions.

Support Forests in Anne Arundel!

Forest loss is a persistant problem in Maryland, but especially in Anne Arundel County. Since 2010, Anne Arundel County has lost 2,775 acres of forest.

Water Blog Posts

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October 2, 2019

Clean Water is thrilled to offer Chelsea GreenRoots Youth Crew our Clean Water Youth Leadership Award award at our 25th Annual Fall Celebration for their exemplary community outreach in Chelsea, MA related to lead service line replacement.

EPA office building
September 26, 2019

Today, in a blatant political attack, Andrew Wheeler told California that the state  “needs to fulfill its obligation to protect its water bodies and, more importantly, public health."

That’s rich coming from the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch
September 19, 2019

Today EPA announced “See a bloom, give it room”, a contest for high school students to make a video that “promotes awareness of harmful algal blooms” and “how to spot and steer clear of them.” It doesn’t mention what EPA should be doing to stop them.